249 patient evaluations for Glatiramer acetate

Jan 23, 2020 (Started Nov 15, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The nightly routine is simple and comforting. Now that I seem to be transitioning to SPMS, am in discussions with my doctor about stopping this med (may no longer be having any impact) and switching to Ocrevus or one of the other two new therapies.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 10, 2015 (Started Nov 15, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Self-injecting is MUCH easier than you think it will be ahead of time. Because I am extremely lean, I find it's more comfortable to insert the needle at a shallow angle. Definitely rotate injection sites daily.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 27, 2014 (Started Nov 15, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Nov 10, 2012 (Started Nov 15, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Self-injecting is MUCH easier than you think it will be ahead of time. Because I am extremely lean, I find it's more comfortable to insert the needle at a shallow angle. Definitely rotate injection sites daily.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 30, 2019 (Started May 01, 2019)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (injection site pain, injection site reaction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 5, 2017 (Started May 01, 2019)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (injection site pain, injection site reaction)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 12, 2016 (Started May 01, 2019)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (injection site pain, injection site reaction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 10, 2015 (Started May 01, 2019)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 22, 2015 (Started May 01, 2019)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (injection site pain, injection site reaction)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 16, 2013 (Started May 01, 2019)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Shallow injection, not deep. Deep gives thickening of skin. Ice on injection area too cool down in case of irritation.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 12, 2012 (Started May 01, 2019)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: no side effects at all, easy to use, easy to store, very effective for me compared to Avonex.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

May 26, 2018 (Started Jun 18, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (hair loss, hirsutism (excessive hair growth), shivering)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg 3 times a week
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: hirsutism (excessive hair growth), hair loss

  • 0 helpful marks
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